Tag Archives: PacBio

The DNA Methylome of the Hyperthermoacidophilic Crenarchaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius

February 2018 Authors: Mohea Couturier and Ann-Christin Lindås Info: Scientists from Stockholm University investigated the impact of DNA methylation in archaeal genomes by analyzing the complete DNA methylome of S. acidocaldarius using PacBio sequencing. The team used BluePippin to remove … more »

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Transcription-associated mutation promotes RNA complexity in highly expressed genes — a major new source of selectable variation

February 2018 Authors: Shengkai Pan, Michael Bruford, Yusong Wang, Zhenzhen Lin, et al. Info: In this project, researchers studied transcriptomes in falcons, mice, and chickens and found that highly expressed genes are more likely to alternatively spliced. They also studied … more »

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Podcast: Blogger Keith Robison on the State of Sequencing

A new podcast from Mendelspod takes a look at the state of sequencing in 2018. It’s a lively and interesting discussion about the current and future landscape of genomics between host Theral Timpson and Keith Robison, founder of the Omics! … more »

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SageELF Enables Targeted RenSeq Capture for PacBio Sequencing

We’ve had targeted capture on the brain lately as we work with collaborators to put the finishing touches on our HLS-CATCH method for selecting large genomic elements using Cas9 guides and the SageHLS system. So today, we wanted to revisit … more »

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Genomics of Corynebacterium striatum, an emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen of immunocompromised patients

January 2018 Authors: K. Nudel, X. Zhao, S. Basu, X. Dong, et al. Info: Scientists from Harvard Medical School and other institutions used whole genome sequencing and MALDI/TOF to analyze seven C. striatum infections, all resistant to multiple drugs. They … more »

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Isoform Sequencing and State-of-Art Applications for Unravelling Complexity of Plant Transcriptomes

January 2018 Authors: Dong An, Hieu X. Cao, Changsheng Li, Klaus Humbeck and Wenqin Wang Info: In this paper, researchers offer best practices for using the Iso-Seq method with PacBio sequencing to analyze plant transcriptomes. They recommend BluePippin for size … more »

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Characterization of plasmids harboring blaCTX-M and blaCMY genes in E. coli from French broilers

January 2018 Authors: Fabrice Touzain, Laetitia Le Devendec, Claire de Boisséson, Sandrine Baron, et al. Info: In this study of avian E. coli collected from slaughterhouses or diseased broilers, scientists analyzed resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins. Sequencing was performed with Illumina … more »

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New Mosquito Assembly to Accelerate Science and Insect Control

There’s a lot to love about the new preprint announcing the first-ever truly high-quality reference genome assembly for the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The large consortium of scientists — the paper features a total of 72 co-authors — came together on … more »

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Preprint Roundup: Long-Read Sequencing, ddRAD-seq, and a New Look at Viruses

We always keep our eyes peeled for interesting new research from scientists using Sage Science automated DNA size selection instruments, and several recent preprints caught our attention. Here’s a look: Nanopore Sequencing Reveals High-Resolution Structural Variation in the Cancer Genome … more »

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Long-read sequencing of the coffee bean transcriptome reveals the diversity of full-length transcripts

November 2017 Authors: Bing Cheng, Agnelo Furtado, Robert Henry Info: In this study, researchers generated the transcriptome of the tetraploid Arabica coffee bean, focusing on caffeine and sucrose genes for in-depth analysis. They used the PacBio Iso-Seq method with BluePippin … more »

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